Tatiana Britvina, R.Ac
Tatiana Britvina is a B.C. Registered acupuncturist and a certified Qigong teacher. She has a PhD in Neuroscience (U of C) and a Master of Science degree in Physics (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and U of C). As a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at U of C, she worked with patients that had Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, depression, chronic pain, and epilepsy. She taught mathematics and physics to university students at the Moscow Aviation Institute and at U of C and was awarded for teaching Neuroanatomy to undergraduate medical students at U of C.
For the last four years, Tatiana studied TCM, acupuncture, and herbs, and graduated from the Calgary College of TCM and Acupuncture. Her intensive clinical training was supervised by TCM doctors of internal medicine, Dr.Shawn Zhou and Dr.Juan Huang, who were practicing for many years in Chinese hospitals. During her clinical practise, Tatiana has developed awareness that the integration of acupuncture, Tui Na massage/acupressure, and Qigong, along with personalized approaches for individual patients, produce the best results. She observed that these treatment modalities may work synergistically and complementary to one another in order to reach the main goal – to allow the self-healing program of the body/mind to operate more efficiently.
Tatiana has been intensively practicing and studying Qigong for the last three years. Initially, during the first two years, she took individual lessons from one of the Qigong Masters and doctor of Chinese medicine. Later, after completing comprehensive training, she obtained certification from her other teacher, Shifu Michael Rinaldini. Michael Rinaldini is a National Qigong Association Level IV Certified Qigong Teacher, a member of the Qigong Institute, a founder of the Qigong and Daoist training center in the USA, and an author of several books. Tatiana’s training involved: fundamental Qigong concepts and philosophy (relating to the healing benefits of Qigong), deliberate analysis of the healing nature of individual Qigong exercises, prescription of specific Qigong exercises based on TCM diagnoses and specific health issues, elements of self-massage and healing sounds, Zuowang meditation, and Qigong Circle walking, along with other topics.
As a physicist and neuroscientist, Tatiana was astonished by the mystery of the Qi phenomenon. She is passionate about combining TCM, acupuncture, and Qigong practice with western medical science knowledge in her clinical practice.